- Class Year 2018
- Degree B.A. Global Studies
For Katie Kazmierski, Loyola’s Jesuit values inspired her decision to move across the country for a role with a volunteer fellowship at KNOM radio in Nome, Alaska. In her various roles for KNOM, including producer, on-air DJ, and reporter, she has interviewed senators and congressman, traveled to remote villages to talk to listeners, and experienced many diverse native communities in Alaska. Katie, who is originally from Manalapan, N.J., earned her bachelor’s degree in Global Studies with a minor in journalism from Loyola in 2018. She served as a community program director and volunteer DJ for WLOY throughout her undergraduate career at the University. She says her experience with Loyola’s radio station prepared her for both her work and her life beyond college: “WLOY taught me that good media revolves around serving the community.” She also participated in the Environmental Action Club, volunteered with the Center for Community, Service, and Justice, studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, and co-founded and served as the managing editor of Rival Loyola, an online newspaper. Katie encourages Loyola students to take advantage of all the opportunities and resources Loyola has to offer. For her, it made a world of difference in her experience and for her path.
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Loyola really felt like a community, with so many resources through my peers and professors providing many avenues for growth beyond the classroom.